Baylor becomes first women’s team to visit White House under Trump
In 2017, the South Carolina’s women’s basketball team was invited to the White House, but declined a visit, saying they had to focus on the upcoming season.
The University of Virginia men’s basketball team won’t be attending the White House after their championship win.
“We have received inquiries about a visit to the White House,” UVA coach Tony Bennett said in a statement posted to Twitter. “With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together. We would have to respectfully decline an invitation.”
Mulkey, the Baylor Lady Bears coach, told the Associated Press she doesn’t view the visit to the White House as a political one.
“I’ve been every time for every president,” she told the Associated Press at the WNBA draft earlier this month. “It’s not a political issue for me. It’s an honor to go to the White House. I want everyone to say they went to the White House.”
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